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The Clothesline Project Uses Art to Increase Awareness of Sexual Assault

The Clothesline Project Uses Art to Increase Awareness of Sexual Assault

By Yixin Song

April 1, 2019

  Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Growing up in China, I was rarely exposed to any discussion of sexual assault, partially because of the country's traditional and conservative attitudes towards sexuality and partially because of the its lack of freedom of speech, wh...

University of Utah Sculpture Club Debuts Exhibition at Trolley Square

University of Utah Sculpture Club Debuts Exhibition at Trolley Square

By Alaikia Marielle

March 5, 2019

  Cello music filled the South Court at Trolley Square where people gathered for the opening night of the University of Utah Sculpture Club’s “Art in Form” exhibition on Feb. 22. The show, funded by Fine Arts fees, ran over the weekend and ended on Feb. 24. The exhibition displayed a ...

Arts Calendar: March 2019

Arts Calendar: March 2019

By Hannah Keating and Christopher Payne

March 4, 2019

  "Chicago Nights" Odyssey Dance Theater Feb. 27, March 1, 7, 9 The Odyssey Dance Theater will bring Chicago to life in the midst of the roaring twenties with “Chicago Nights.” Prepare yourself for the mobsters, violence and jazz of the 1920s presented through dance. This work is dir...

Spirituality in the U Dance Department

Spirituality in the U Dance Department

By Alison Myers

March 4, 2019

  “I am not a naturally gifted dancer,” Alyssa Bertelsen, a graduate from the University of Utah ballet program, said. “I don’t have the physique, and my teachers growing up were very sweet. They were like, ‘Alyssa, we love that you love ballet, but like, you’re never going to be...

‘Company’ Provides Delightfully Apt Lessons in Being Single

‘Company’ Provides Delightfully Apt Lessons in Being Single

By Ray Gill

February 18, 2019

  The University of Utah Department of Theatre's production of "Company" is a playful, mature breath of fresh air. This slightly modernized version of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical comedy, which originally premiered in 1970, is about marriage and it's worth during the Silent Generation...

‘Swan Lake:’ Ballet West Steps Out of the Wings

‘Swan Lake:’ Ballet West Steps Out of the Wings

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

February 9, 2019

  Ballet West kicks off 2019 with what might just be the most world-renowned classical ballet: “Swan Lake.” Artistic Director Adam Sklute’s rendition, which he originally set in 2010, features four separate casts to perform on various dates throughout this month. Between the spectacular theatri...

U Alumna Heads to the Broadway Stage: Mandy McDonnell’s Journey to ‘Cinderella’

U Alumna Heads to the Broadway Stage: Mandy McDonnell’s Journey to ‘Cinderella’

By Hannah Keating

February 8, 2019

  If you are looking for actress Mandy McDonell, she is currently waltzing her way across the nation in the national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” As a member of the show’s ensemble, she performs every show in an extravagant and colorful ball gown, singing and dancing ...

Sticks and Stones with Kelsey Harrison

Sticks and Stones with Kelsey Harrison

By Alison Myers

January 27, 2019

  A couple of years ago in upstate New York, artist Kelsey Harrison began to collect sticks. That’s right, sticks — sticks and ideas about what it means to exert control over space. At the time, Harrison said she'd been looking at a particular “violent moment in history,” but this moment ...

Games Worth Playing: ‘Sundered’

Games Worth Playing: ‘Sundered’

By Marshall Falkner

January 25, 2019

  You guard your face as a sand storm rages. You push forward, rocky spires and broken stone structures just barely visible around you, breaching the desert sands. And there it is, the purple light you’ve been following, hovering just above you, the shadowy lines that define an invisible chapel...

TOLERANCE Takes the Stage at UMFA

TOLERANCE Takes the Stage at UMFA

By Alison Myers

January 22, 2019

  Art often communicates with us on an intuitive if not spiritual level, but for art to be considered activism, we may need to ask what qualifies the piece. For the ideas to be provoking, what side of the scale will be most effective? Should art drive its audience towards outrage or introspectio...

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